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Good practice for new artists

An introduction to the wide range of practical and insightful material available to new artists on www.a-n.co.uk Includes Artists’ profiles that illustrate how artists from a range of practices and disciplines have negotiated their own paths through the art world. […]

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Good practice in paying artists
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Good practice in paying artists

Aimed at public sector arts employers, commissioners, consultants and arts trainers, addresses the context for fees and payments for artists’ residencies, workshops and community commissions. Download pdf [Size 497KB]

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Good practice for theatre educators

Although aimed at visual artists, a-n’s Good practice in paying artists, sets out a framework for paying practitioners according to their overheads and experience, and The artist’s fees toolkit have been recommended by Theatre Education News – the quarterly magazine […]

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Good practice in paying artists

Aimed at public sector arts employers, commissioners, consultants and arts trainers, Good practice in paying artists addresses the context for fees and payments for artists’ residencies, workshops and community commissions. 

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Good practice

Lee Corner introduces the Code of Practice for the Visual Arts.

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Good exhibition practice

Encouraging a consistent attitude to quantifying the value of artists across the exhibition and gallery world.

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The Code of Practice for the Visual Arts

The Code of Practice for the Visual Arts and how to use it. Includes profiles and negotiating advice from artists, a guide to working out what to charge, plus links to other useful resources.

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Then & Now: Professional practice

In 1999 John Carson made a passionate call for a more rigorous approach to arming graduating art students with knowledge of where their work and practice fitted within the wider world and interfaced with audiences. Sarah Rowles, commissioned by a-n to research the state of professional practice provision on BA fine and applied art courses, offers a perspective on the situation now.

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Installation as part of Artsway New Forest Pavilion
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Realising the value: how practice-based organisations will fare after ACE cuts

‘Ladders for development’ argues that the visual arts sector should pull together and support small visual arts organisations cut by Arts Council England because they “punch above their weight” and provide vital development of future artists. Six months on, Dany Louise interviews these arts organisations again, to find out how they’ve fared and what their futures hold.

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A good blog

Andrew Bryant on what Projects unedited blogs tell us about artists’ practices and concerns today.

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Ladders for development: Impact of Arts Council England funding cuts on practice-led organisations

New evidence exposing, quantifying and discussing the likely impact on the visual arts of Arts Council England’s decisions on fifteen previously Regularly Funded Organisations (RFOs) visual arts organisations unsuccessful in their NPO application. It shows that a disproportionate number of artists’ membership and development agencies and practice-based organisations lost core funding, despite ACE’s aim of creating a balanced national portfolio and makes recommendations for sustaining their work as part of a strengthened arts ecology.

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Interrogation: West Bromwich conference
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State Of Practice

A large gap exists today between the reality of being an artist and the image of The Artist which is portrayed by history and media, and perceived by the general public. Rich White asks what do artists actually do for society, how can they help with regeneration, particularly in a time of recession, and what is its real value?

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Curatorial practice

What is an artist-curator? What makes a good collaborative partnership between a curator and an artist? What financial, practical and critical support is available to curators? Do you work with an organisation or go it alone?

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Good project – what sort of collaboration?

Margaret James-Barber and buffy klama (yK) offer two complimentary points of view about ‘M6-M3 Underway/Unterwegs’, an artist-initiated exhibition programme for artists in NW England and Berlin, and its legacy for their own practices and future collaborations.

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BOSarts goes up north: from left artists Ian Whitford, Rebecca Weeks, Veronica Vickery and Jon Brook
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Contextually sited contemporary practice in rural areas

In a response to a request to consider issues around ‘rural arts practice’, Veronica Vickery writes in the light of the events, performances, installations and seminar that made up BOS-08 and a BOSarts research trip, funded by ALIAS to Grizedale and Allenheads Arts in August 2008.

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Contemporary gallery practice

Paulette Terry Brien reveals how a number of national public-funded galleries and organisations have expanded notions of exhibition programming beyond pristine white-walled gallery spaces, and are commissioning artists to make new and challenging work within the institution, as well as off-site.

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Paradise Stories
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Maintaining your practice

The continual shaving of UK arts budgets, cuts in mainstream grants programmes linked with escalating overheads and news of an ever-deepening economic downturn aren’t good news for visual artists who depend largely on winning freelance contracts and getting good responses to their project proposals.

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Cutting Edge
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Public art in practice

In this the second feature exploring strategies and approaches to commissioning art in the public realm, the focus is on regeneration and renewal and the role of agencies and consultancies.

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